How To Set Up Your New iPad 2

How to setup your new iPad 2

If you got an iPad 2 as a gift, but don’t know what to do next, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll show you how to set up your new iPad 2, get started with apps, backup your iPad and a collection of fun things to do with your iPad 2. Whether you got […]

Best of 2011 Awards


Here’s a list of products and services that represent the best gear we have seen all year. Most of the gadgets and services on this list are so good that many of the GottaBeMobile staff own them and use them on a daily basis. That says a lot considering that some of us go hands-on […]

20% of iPad Users Take Tablet Stall Surfing

Stall Surfing

The iPad didn’t get to the top of the tablet world without delivering a great user experience, one that users can’t get enough of even in the bathroom. While the living room and bedroom top the list of popular places to use the iPad, the bathroom sees plenty of use with 20% of users reporting that they […]

Front-Facing Tablet Speakers the Key to Differentiating from Apple iPad?


In Samsung’s and Apple’s on-going patent design lawsuit, Samsung may have seemingly scored a victory against Apple’s iPad with its slightly re-designed Galaxy Tab 10.1N, which was created for the German market after Apple had won an early victory against the original Galaxy Tab 10.1. On the 10.1N model, Samsung made some slight modifications to […]

Grading My 2011 Predictions


It’s the end of the year and its time for wrap-ups, predictions and more crystal ball gazing than you can shake a branch of holly at. As usual before I make any predictions for 2012, I go back and grade my predictions for the this year now ending. The one thing that is predictable as […]

Video: iPad 2 Dropped Into Hot Lava

iPad 2

We have seen an iPad tossed out of a plane at 500 feet. We’ve seen an iPad dropped out of a plane flying 1,300 feet above ground. We’ve seen bowling balls dropped on top of Apple’s tablet. Today is a first though as it’s the first time that we have seen an iPad dropped into […]

Best iPad 2 Deal of the Season: 16GB iPad 2 Refurb for $419

iPad 2 Deal Refurb

Apple just beat their Black Friday deals and every other iPad 2 deal we have seen this holiday season by offering the refurbished iPad 2 for $80 off. While supplies last, and it isn’t going be long, you can purchase the refurbished iPad 2 16GB in black or white direct from Apple for just $419. That is a $30 […]

Spec Showdown: Droid Xyboard vs. iPad 2 vs. Kindle Fire

Droid Xyboard

If you’ve been keeping up with your tech news the past few days, and we hope that you have, you would know that Verizon announced two new 4G LTE tablets – the Motorola Droid Xyboard 8.2 and the Xyboard 10.1. Verizon, courtesy of Droid-Life, has been nice enough to compare some of the top competition […]

Cox TV Connect Is Latest App to Bring Live TV to the iPad

Cox TV Connect

It was only a matter of time before Cox followed the likes of  Time Warner, Cablevision, and DirectTV into the realm of iPad apps that can stream live content and today, that vision has come to fruition as the Cox has announced the release of Cox TV Connect, an app for the iPad that brings, […]

Harry McCracken on Creating on the iPad 2


I could have written the thoughts Harry McCracken lays out about using his iPad 2 for his work machine with a few minor tweaks. I didn’t. He did, so I’m linking to it. His points line up with my thinking very easily save for the choice of some of the software and accessories he uses. […]

Retro Alert: iStation Turns Your iPad Into An Apple I

istation for the iPad

Apple fans apparently never get tired of the retro Apple kitsch, even as they cling to their modern Apple devices. Thus I’m sure the folks over at MICGadget will sell many of their new iStation desktop stands for the iPad. Designed to look like the Apple I, this stand cleverly blends the old and the […]

Best Holiday Gadget Gifts For Students

echo smartpen

Shopping for a high school or college student this holiday? Maybe they didn’t get everything they needed during the Back to School rush, or perhaps they’ve discovered new needs now that the semester is about to end. Or maybe you just want to up their game with a sweet gift that will make their lives […]

30 Amazing iPad 2 Cases, Covers and Skins

Lifeproof iPad 2 Case

The iPad 2 remains the most popular tablet out there, and with popularity comes a plethora of cases, covers and skins. I’ve rounded up 30 of the most useful, creative and good looking iPad 2 cases I could find to help you protect your iPad in style. (Read: iPad 2 Review) Some of these options are expensive, […]

Infinity Blade 2.0 Set to Roll Out Today

Infinity Blade II | The Next Chapter in Mobile Gaming

Epic Games is set to roll out Infinity Blade 2.0 today and from what I’ve seen in the pre-hype videos it looks impressive. I enjoy Infinity Blade quite a bit, especially on frustrating days when I need to wack on something just to relieve stress. That said, Infinity Blade is more than just stress relief. […]

Kindle Fire Overtakes iPad 2 as Top Selling Tablet at Best Buy

Kindle Fire

We knew that Amazon’s $199 Android-powered tablet, the Kindle Fire, was selling well. After all, it has occupied the top spot at Amazon since before it was released and Amazon itself claimed that it sold more Kindle’s during this Black Friday than any Black Friday before it. And while we still don’t have official numbers, […]

Could Apple Snuff Out The Kindle Fire With iPad 3 HD and Tiered Pricing?


According to many sources, Apple will be launching a high resolution iPad 3 in March. But according to a new analyst with Barclays Capital, Apple could wreak havoc on the tablet competition by bring the iPhone pricing strategy to the tablet market. If Apple can follow through with this new iPad 3, and keep the earlier […]

Tablet Questions Focus on Price Points


Each year at the theatre I helm, we present an annual Christmas Show. Nothing new about that as we do shows all the time. The thing that makes each Christmas Show a little crazier than the others we do is that this holiday extravaganza involves a large number of children in the show. This year […]

Best Tech and Gadget Gifts Under $100


Finding affordable tech gifts for the holidays doesn’t require getting up early or braving the Black Friday madness. There are quite a few really good gadgets and accessories at $99 or below. Especially if you or the lucky people on your list love media. But if you do happen to find any of these products […]